Maya is a young motivated individual with a passion for developing and supporting innovative solutions to societal issues. She is particularly interested in providing access to education opportunities to women, minorities, and those that have experienced disadvantage. She has been lucky enough to see the impact of education programs in Australia, Cambodia and Laos which has helped affirm her commitment to working in the education space and strengthened her desire to help students in all situations, and from all backgrounds, get an education.
Maya has a Bachelor of Communication focused on Gender and Public Relations and a Graduate Certificate in Not for Profit and Social Enterprise. She is currently completing a Masters in Applied Policy at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Maya works at UTS developing and managing entrepreneurship education initiatives. She is also involved in initiatives increasing the aspirations of young women for ongoing learning in the areas of STEM and entrepreneurship. She is an active volunteer, supporting multiple organisations particularly in the areas of mental health, education and music. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, live music and travelling.